exists for a little bit more then a year now.
It is a space down town Sofia, focus on the agenda of graphic design, typography, books and visual culture.
Founded and run by:
Viktoriya Staykova - Senior Graphic Designer at Brand New Ideas and part of
TI-RE Collection, platform for independently published books & zines based in Sofia.
Andrew Anderson - musician at the band KAKE?, photographer, filmmaker, writer
Mariya Valkova - graphic designer and educator on freelance basis.
Here is what is happening on the 17th of Feb 2023 at AVRTIKL and why this post exist:
AVRTIKL BECOMES A BOOKSHOP / FIRST EVENT: ‘THE WAY THINGS LOOK’
THE FIRST BOOKSHORE FOR DESIGN IN SOFIA, BULGARIA
When: Friday 17 February, 19:30
AVRTIKL is back, but now as a bookshop for design and visual culture!
From 17 February AVRTIKL will offer a vibrant selection of design, architecture, contemporary art, photography and artist books. We will also host our first book-centric event ‘THE WAY THINGS LOOK’. And don’t worry: if you want a coffee or a beer, we’ve still got that.
Our first event ‘THE WAY THINGS LOOK’ focuses on how we view the world both as consumers and creators of visual culture. We’ve picked seven of our favorite books on this topic, and we’ll share the stories behind them. It’s a chance to discover new works, inspirations and ideas. And it’s always fun to chat about books.
This is the first in a series of monthly book events with a focus on different design subjects. Stay tuned for more info.
Here are the first eight works we’ll focus on:
Ways of seeing by John Berger, Penguin
Soviet Playgrounds by Zupagrafika
Malika Favre Monograph by Counter-Print (and Malika herself)
A book on books: new aesthetics in book design by Viction:ary
Logo Room Stefan Kanchev by Magdalina Stancheva
Hey: Design & Illustration by Counter-Print (editor Dowling Jon)
Fragments by Sofia Popyordanova (self-published)
AVRTIKL address is bul. "Aleksandar Stamboliyski" 20b, Sofia, Bulgaria.
The venue's location is brutal, the very center of the capital, close to one of the main road arteries bulevard "Vitosha", The National Theatre "Ivan Vazov", The Presidency building, metro station Serdika and a numerous amount of other key spots in the capital.
If you want to get in touch with the venue for a booking of an event related to their agenda, exhibit or present you book, you can do that by contacting them via Facebook, Instagram or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
I guarantee you nothing less then high level of professionalism, chilled attitude, creative brainstorm and maybe even a new friendship.
Below are images from the Solo exhibition of Kristina Nenova (featured artist at Story Tap), that can allow to get a hint of how the space looks when an event is happening.
This project is supported by the Nation Culture Fund, 2022